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12:42 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Vote For The Albums Everyone Can Love, For Sept. 20

Yes or no?

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 9:55 am

This will be the last in our summer-long series of polls in search of the albums everyone can love. We've featured a few hundred records since we started back in May, and have found a lot of surprises.

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Favorite Sessions
12:42 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Yeasayer: Synth-Toting Shapeshifters


Originally published on Sat October 6, 2012 10:29 am

Yeasayer is back with a trippy third album, Fragrant World, which pushes the trio — whose members dipped a bit into the indie-rock "mainstream" with 2010's Odd Blood — back into a more experimental zone.

Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder recently visited The Alternate Side's Studio A for a live session and a conversation with Russ Borris. Watch Yeasayer perform "Blue Paper" on this page.

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Mountain Stage
10:37 am
Thu September 20, 2012

The Quebe Sisters Band On Mountain Stage

The Quebe Sisters Band performs on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Sat March 2, 2013 12:20 pm

The Quebe Sisters Band makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. While the sight of a triple-fiddle band is something to behold in person, the group's talent ensures that its sound translates easily to the radio and beyond.

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Music Interviews
10:25 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Nelly Furtado Inspires 'The Spirit Indestructible'

Nelly Furtado says her new album, The Spirit Indestructible, is both fun and spiritual.
Mary Rozzi

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 4:10 pm

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The Record
10:00 am
Thu September 20, 2012

The Purple Tape: Only Built 4 Collectors

The Purple Tape: Raekwon's 1995 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... was originally released on a limited-edition purple cassette that became a collector's item.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 4:09 pm

The Beatles had "The White Album." Prince's long-time work-in-progress became dubbed "The Black Album." Rapper Raekwon had "The Purple Tape," one the most storied cassettes in hip-hop history.

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